Welcome to The Blog for Teachers, Readers, and Life! My name is Christina, and I have been blogging for over 3 years, in the education field for over 20 years, and have experience working with budgets for over 20 years.
My blog has 3 parts:
1) Teachers / Parents Preschool-5th Grade-language arts, math, social skills, and science activities for educators and parents with children Pre-K-fifth grade.
2) Readers-book reviews for cozy mysteries, and a post about the Reading Challenges I participate in throughout the year. Travel to small towns and quaint villages, and solve mysteries without excessive violence, swearing, and sex.
3) Life-proven tips that will simplify your life including blogging, budgeting, and organizing. I will share my shortcuts, secrets, and strategies that will empower your life. As a fellow lifelong learner, I look forward to getting to know you and learning from you.
I wanted to start this blog to share my experiences, strategies, and proven tips to solve your everyday problems.
My experience includes earning a Master’s Degree in Reading and a Master’s Degree in Library Science. I have taught Kindergarten and Second Grade and substituted at every grade level from Preschool through Sixth Grade.
I have teaching experience from working in inner-city schools to the suburbs.
Also, I have a certification to teach Kindergarten to Sixth Grade with a cross-endorsement as a School Media Specialist Grades K-12. In addition, I tutored children from first grade to sixth grade, and I was a priority reading tutor for first and second grade.
For several years, I taught English as a Second Language, English, Study Skills, and Math in a nearby college where I was also an Academic Librarian and worked closely with the Early Childhood Department. During that time, I had the pleasure of presenting to teachers at several early childhood conferences.
For the past five years, I have been an executive assistant and also do the bookkeeping. Budgeting is an important part of my job.
As a teacher, I had to order supplies that would meet the needs of all my students within the parameters of my classroom budget.
Finally, as a librarian, I had input into how we spent the library’s budget to cover the resources required for the entire college. (This included everyone from students in many different fields of studies to professional development materials for professors.)
On a personal note, I live with my supportive husband and our two adorable cats in the United States. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, scrapbooking, and swimming.